Yield: 6 Servings
|4 pounds||Papaya fruit|
|1 tablespoon||Ground cinnamon|
|1 tablespoon||Ground nutmeg|
|1 tablespoon||Ground pumpkin pie spice|
|½ pounds||Brown sugar|
|1 cup||White sugar|
|3 \N||Eggs, beaten|
|1 \N||9\" Pre-made pie shell (Graham cracker shell)|
Cut fruit meat from skin; cut fruit into chunks. Add sugars, let set 10-15 minutes. Place sugared fruit in a pot large enough to handle, cook over medium heat until fruit is tender and is easily broken into smaller pieces, about 30 minutes. Stir occassionally, to keep papaya from sticking. Add spices about halfway through the cooking process.
When papaya is cooked, allow to cool about 15 minutes, add the beaten eggs, and place in the pie shell. Bake at 350 deg F for about 45 minutes.
Taste and is similar (sorta) to pumpkin pie.... my opinion. Filling is similar to the sugary part of pecan pie.